Summer Apple Tart

 Apple tarts, you have my heart.
All throughout the year,
um, the dessert I hold dear?
Poems perhaps aren't my forte.
Apple tarts on the other hand...

For a big family barbecue, the first of many this year I'm sure, I wanted to make a desert everyone would like - not the easiest task with 'everyone' being from my younger cousins to my great aunts (who had come over from South Africa).
 But this apple tart seemed to do the trick!

So if you want to recreate this because, I can assure you it tastes bloody good!

Then try my recipe below for a

 Summer Apple Tart


Summer Apple Tart


For the Shortcrust Pasty

170g Self raising flour
85g Vegan Butter
1 tbsp Almond Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract


   - Preheat the oven to Fan 180 C / 200 C /  Gas Mark 6
1. Combine the Flour and Butter in a large bowl. It should look like breadcrumbs. 
2. Add the Milk and Vanilla extract to form a soft dough. 
3. Carefully roll out the dough and place in a tart dish, pressing lightly into the sides.

For the Frangipane

125g Vegan Butter
100g Caster Sugar
1 Banana (mashed)
1 desert spoon (or 2!) Brandy
2 tsp Plain flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon



1. Mix together the Butter and Sugar 
2. Add the Banana.
3. Add the Brandy.
4. Mix in the Flour and Cinnamon.
5. Spread the frangipane evenly onto the tart pastry.

The Apples

2-4 Large Apple (peeled, cored, halved then thinly sliced)
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Brown Sugar


1. Arrange the Apple slices onto the frangipane, pushing the first layer of apples through the frangipane onto the base of the tart. Then add another layer of slices directly on top of the first.
2. Mix together the Cinnamon and Sugar and set aside.


1. Bake the tart for 15-20 minutes, or until the frangipane browns, at the temperature setting mentioned above.  
2. Then reduce the temperature to  and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
3. Take the Cinnamon and Sugar mixture you set aside earlier and sprinkle it over the tart about 10 minutes before the end.


Serving suggestion; Would be absolutely perfect served warm with cream of some sort; whipped cream, crème fraiche or  dollop of ice cream, yum!




  1. With some vanilla ice cream... nom, nom! ;D Baking it for my little family as well sometimes. So delicious!!! <3 Hope your family did like it too?!

    xoxo Ira

    1. Yes with vanilla ice cream is perfect! It's such a go-to dessert isnt it? Well, apart from cake or course ;) They did i'm so glad, all of it was completely gone! :)X

  2. Yum! I've never attempted baking an apple tart, sure looks tasty :) can't go wrong with cinnamon and apple! Tell me about it, when it comes to cooking for a large family it's so hard to please everyone. There's always a sibling or parent that wants else lol :) thank you for sharing, Vanisha, I will most definitely give this recipe a go xxx

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

    1. It is soo tasty! Haha yeah, I was staring at everyone (as inconspicuous as possible) to see if I'd managed it haha! :)X